Halloween fabric wreath

simple and easy fabric Halloween wreath,
Many years ago I had made the wreath on the left in Girl Scouts.  Over the years, the fabric had started falling out.  I decided that I would just redo it.  I went to our new Hobby Lobby and bought the circle foam on the right.  I bought the smallest size they had.  Ended up it was bigger than the one I had.  I knew that I wouldn't have enough fabric to cover the new wreath so, I went to Jo-ann Fabric and Craft Store and bought a half a yard of Halloween fabric.  I took every piece out of the original wreath and began working on the new one.

First thing was to start cutting out the squares from the new fabric.  It seems that the original squares were not all the same dimension so, I decided to go with a dimension that was to closest to what all the original squares were (2 1/2 inches x 3 inches).

simple and easy fabric Halloween wreath,

simple and easy fabric Halloween wreath,
Once I cut a handful of new squares out, I began putting them in the foam.  In order to put them in, I used a small Philips screw driver.  I placed the tip in the center of the square and then pushed the fabric into the foam.  Sometimes I would twist the screw driver.  It should start looking like this:

simple and easy fabric Halloween wreath,
The ribbon is from the original wreath that is for hanging the wreath when it's done.
 
simple and easy fabric Halloween wreath,
I was almost half way done with the wreath and was slowly running out of the original fabric, but had plenty of the new.

simple and easy fabric Halloween wreath,
Got this far with the original fabric.  What to do?  It wasn't like the original wreath was done earlier this year, it was done about 20 years ago!  No way I was going to be able to get the very same fabric.

simple and easy fabric Halloween wreath,
Went to Jo-Ann and looked through their "scrap" fabric section and found this black Halloween fabric for $1.00.  I cut up the new black fabric into the same dimension as the purple fabric.  I then started pulling out some of the orange and put the new black squares in their place to help even out the colors.  This is the final look:

simple and easy fabric Halloween wreath,
Now, just need to find a place to put it.

You can do this for any season.  I know that I had made some Christmas ones for gifts the same year I made the original one.

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